LG’S “POCKET PHOTO” FIRST SMART PHONE PRINTER
“Printed photos offer a certain appeal and pleasure that digital images simply can’t provide,” said Seog-ho Ro, senior vice president of LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “Whether you want to keep a photo in your wallet or add it to a personal scrapbook or diary, prints from LG’s smart mobile printer enable users to enjoy images taken on their smartphone simply and effortlessly.”
The stylish LG Pocket Photo is small and light , measuring just 72 x 120 x 24 mm and weighing just 215 grams. It easily fits in the palm of one’s hand or inside a jacket pocket when not in use. Conveniently portable and practical, prints from the Pocket Photo measure 5.1 x 7.6 cm (2 x 3 inch), perfect for sharing or displaying. After downloading and installing a free app to their Android and iOS smartphones, users can connect their smartphones to the Pocket Photo and begin printing immediately.
The LG Pocket Photo supports Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC). It also employs inkless printing technology from ZINK®. This technology eliminates the need for expensive ink cartridges as it uses heat to activate the color-forming chemistry within the ZINK 2.0 paper. In comparison with conventional printing processes, ZINK’s inkless paper system preserves images longer and produces less smearing.
The range of editing tools included on the Pocket Photo app makes it a snap to embed QR codes and perform simple touch-ups, including cropping and coloring. With the ability to print QR codes on photographs, the LG Pocket Photo delivers a creative way of connecting a physical image to an online community. QR codes can be read with any barcode scanning app, linking people to social networking sites or other online content.
The Pocket Photo can customize photos which can be integrated into scavenger hunts or other fun interactive games. The opportunities for being social and creative with the LG Pocket Photo are practically limitless.
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